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Custom jacket fit questions

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Hi everyone,

I need help deciding if this jacket is too tight in arms for me. It looks great when I'm standing straight, but if I extend my arms even the slightest, numerous folds form. Is this expected or is the jacket too tight? Driving gets a little uncomfortable with my arms extended, and as you can see from the "standing straight" photo, the creases are starting to form where the folds were even when my arms are down. What are your thoughts?






 

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Armholes are too deep and the chest is a bit big, this makes the jacket feel tight. Jacket is fighting against you instead of moving with you.

You can get more opinions if you post in the Tailor's Fit Thread
 
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Thanks for your response. Just to clarify, when you say the armholes are too deep, do you mean that they are too far back and should be moved closer to the chest?
 

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Vertical depth, top to bottom of armhole. You can experiment by raising the armhole vertically by pinching the shoulder and raising the jacket. Move your arms forward and you will feel a difference. Might help to have someone raise the jacket up on your shoulders and then move your arms forward.
 

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Hmm, the armhole isn't too deep vertically. If anything else, I think might even be too small. It's almost cutting into my armpit. Unfortunately, I don't know what a proper fit should feel like, so I don't know if it's too small or not.
 

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Quote: This is the main issue

An armhole that is too deep feels like it cuts into your arm. Try the experiment
 
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